WASHINGTON (CBSDC)–The Washington Wizards (o-3) will look for their first win of the season tomorrow from Verizon Center against the Milwaukee Bucks (2-1).
Guard Jordan Crawford, who sprained his ankle last Saturday, played only 14:41 and shot 1-for-6 from the field last night in their 100-94 overtime loss against the Boston Celtics.
“He gave me what he could,” Wittman said on Crawford. “I know he was hurting a little bit. Any coach always appreciates a guy, that in terms of being sore and stuff, tried to give you what he’s got.”
Wittman would only say that Crawford’s ankle is “sore” and that they are in wait-and-see mode on if he’ll be able to play tomorrow.
Some good news did come today though, point guard John Wall went to see the doctor today and a “positive report” came back. Wittman added, “MRI’s improving…showing healing.”
There is still no timetable for his return, they don’t want to rush it, but it is likely he’ll be back before January.
Wizards rookie Bradley Beal had his best game last night since becoming a professional putting in 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting and 3-of-8 behind the arc.
“I was just having fun,” Beal said.
He added that he was being “aggressive” offensively & defensively and was feeling “confident”.
Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman would only say that every game is big, but tomorrow’s game could be a tad more important as the Wizards start a three-game road trip on Saturday in Indiana and would like to get their first win before they leave.
“Tomorrow’s big,” forward Chris Singleton said. “Just to get that first win and get over the hump is going to be great for us. But we got to go out there and execute. We just got to play hard.”
Listen here to what Randy Wittman, Bradley Beal, Chris Singleton & Kevin Seraphin had to say following practice today.
Randy Wittman Practice Audio
Bradley Beal Practice Audio
Chris Singleton Practice Audio
Kevin Seraphin Practice Audio